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How to Use an End Cap or Crimp End

Using an Endcap or Crimp End
designed byArtbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueCrimps, Bails & Connectors
Time1-3 hours
Finish your leather and other cord with an end cap or crimp end.
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  • Supplies

Crimp EndEnd caps and crimp ends are a great way to finish leather and other cord with a clean look and a loop for adding a clasp or linking to another element of the design.Tip: If you are having trouble with your glue, scratch the leather a bit on the end with a fingernail to remove the shiny exterior. When it is more porous, the glue holds better. Also remember to let the glue dry for at least 24 hours for a strong bond.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code TOOL-105
Sold Individually
1 $16.99
Super New Glue
Code SUP-0082
Place Of Origin USA
1 $1.95
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-125
Features Ergonomic Place Of Origin Pakistan
1 $7.99
JBB Sterling Silver Plain Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code SS-CREND12
Material Sterling Silver .925 Brand JBB Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin Israel
1 $3.39
3 $3.03
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 6.4x9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code SS-OJR-OV6
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 9.6 x 6.4mm Thickness 16 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.97
6 $0.84
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
16.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
Code SS-CL17
Material Sterling Silver .925 Sold Individually Place Of Origin Italy
1 $3.75
3 $3.36
2mm Black Round Leather by the Foot
Code LF-BLK2
Material Real Leather Thickness 2.0mm Sold by the Foot Place Of Origin Greece
1 $0.76
8 $0.66
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 3.6x5.5mm, 20 gauge
Code SS-OJR-OV3
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 5.5 x 3.6mm Thickness 20 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.25
20 $0.21
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